Thursday, January 18, 2007

Our Second Homestudy meeting

Yesterday was our second homestudy meeting, 17th January '07. It was three hours long but seemed to me to go very quickly indeed. This one involved more indepth discussions/descriptions to allow our caseworker *J* to 'fill out' the profiles of us a little further.

For the second time around, it was a seriously humid day which is quite strange for Tassie given that it's hot, burning hot, in the midst of summer but humidity just doesn't factor in normally. This year it has. Nevertheless, we sat in the humidity trying to attract the attention of the fan for a bit of respite. Today is much more agreeable, weather-wise.

I get the impression that we will most likely have another 4 or so meetings before we are at a finish however *J* was reluctant to put a date-stamp on the home-study completion. I guess we'll just roll with it and see how it goes.

Part of me wants to get it done already! so we can inch (as quick as possible) a little closer to becoming parents together. The other part of me (probably the Scott-influenced part) sees the value in the process and the wait.

Oh yeah, patience is a virtue. Harumph ;)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Our first Homestudy meeting

Our first homestudy meeting with *J* on the 4th of January is now completed and we are headed onto our second meeting on the 17th January.

It was great to meet and we had such a lovely get-to-know-you chat, handed over all of our "All about us" documents that we needed to provide to DHHS so they could start to put together a 'picture' of us and our lives with a view to approval (well, we hope so), asked various questions and found out just how wrong we were on a couple of things!

We had long thought that adopting a child locally in Tasmania may be frought with problems. It seems that this is just not the case and according to *J*, they actually work quite well, especially when the birth mother has contact with the child and their adoptive parents - which is the scenario we would like very much.